Nasdaq 100 vs. Nasdaq Composite, Not Even Close

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The Nasdaq 100 has been leading the Nasdaq composite higher this year.
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This would indicate the Nasdaq top performing are stocks are leading the charge.

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This has not always been the case.
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We can see at periods in the past the 100 has been pretty close to the composite.

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The two sectors have performed pretty closely over the past five years. With the 100 outpacing the composite over the previous ten years.
Nasdaq composite vs 100

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The amazing chart though is this last one, where the 100 crushed the composite in the 1990’s Bubble years.
Nasdaq

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The performance of the 100 has been far superior to the Nasdaq Composite. It is likely that doesn’t change anytime soon.

May 2017 Performance Report